Odontaspis parvidens

Cappetta, 1973


Classification: Elasmobranchii Lamniformes Odontaspididae

Reference of the original description
Cappetta, H. (1973)
Selachians from the Carlile Shale (Turonian) of South Dakota. Journal of Paleontology, 47(3), 504–514

Types
Odontaspis parvidens
Holotype: USTL: SDK-31;


Description:


Citation: Odontaspis parvidens Cappetta, 1973: In: Database of fossil elasmobranch teeth www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 12/2021

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Description
Diagnosis after Cappetta, 1973 [316]: Species of small dimensions. Crown as high as root; smooth in anterior teeth; striated on inner face of lateral teeth. One pair of lateral denticles of small size. Mesial trenchant edge absent; distal trenchant edge reduced in anterior teeth. Massive root with distinct internal protuberance divided by deep groove; pitted branches, often very short.

Remarks
valid after Cappetta (1973) p. 507 [316]

References
Wolberg, D. (1985)
Selachians from the Late Cretaceous (Turonian) Atarque Sandstone Member, Tres Hermanos Formation, Sevilleta Grant, Socorro County, New Mexico. New Mexico Geology, 7: 1–7
Evetts, M.J. (1979)
Upper Cretaceous sharks from the Black Hills region, Wyoming and South Dakota. Mountain Geologist, 16(2): 59–66
Cappetta, H. (1973)
Selachians from the Carlile Shale (Turonian) of South Dakota. Journal of Paleontology, 47(3), 504–514